AUTHENTICITY & BELONGING
"...cultivating the courage to be emotionally honest, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle and connected to each other through a loving and resilient human spirit; nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we let go of what we are supposed to be and embrace who we are."
"True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn't require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are."
~ Brene Brown
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoings and rightdoings, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the Soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense." ~ RUMI
"Life is always changing; you are always changing. You live in a river of change, and a river of change lives within you. Every day you’re given a choice: You can relax and float in the direction that the water flows, or you can swim hard against it. If you go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with you, filling your heart with courage and enthusiasm; if you resist the river, you will feel rankled and tired as you tread water, stuck in the same place."
"Now is the time when we must renew ourselves and live as if we and all of life is sacred, and as if everything we do
makes a difference."
"You are not an encapsulated bag of skin dragging around a dreary little ego. You are an evolutionary wonder, a trillion cells singing together in a vast chorale, an organism – environment, a symbiosis of cell and soul."
"Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so must you attend to nourish the garden of your becoming." ~ Jean Houston
"For women mystics, CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE is not so much a matter of transcending the illusions of mundane existence or attaining states of perfect equanimity as it is about becoming as fully present as possible to the realities of the human experience. In showing up for what is, no matter how pedestrian or tedious, how aggravating or shameful, the what is begins to reveal itself as imbued with holiness. How do we make space in our lives for this kind of sacred seeing?”
“CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE is a tapestry of intention and surrender, of reaching out and letting go, of stillness and exhilaration, form and formlessness. It is devotional and non dual. It is grounded in our connection with the Earth and our interconnectedness with all beings. And it is about moments of rapture in the face of the most ordinary phenomena, in which our partitular embodied experience gives way to an undifferentiated melding with All That Is. This is the dance of masculine and feminine, which call each other from the core of our soul DNA, demanding reunification and wholeness.”
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Brene Brown www.brenebrown.com
Caroline Myss www.myss.com
Christiane Northrup, MD www.drnorthrup.com
Deepak Chopra www.deepakchopra.com
Eckhart Tolle www.eckharttolle.com
Elizabeth Lesser www.elizabethlesser.org
Gary Zukav www.seatofthesoul.com
Marianne Williamson www.marianne.com
Mark Nepo www.marknepo.com
Michael Singer www.untetheredsoul.com
Oprah Winfrey www.oprah.com/app/supersoul-sessions.html
Sounds True www.soundstrue.com